Ten years ago, Elinchrom introduced a revolutionary wireless solution for flash units.
The EL-Sykport system is based on 2.4 GHz transmission and enables simple triggering making sync cords a thing of the past.
It was also the first solution to enable wireless remote control of features, such as flash power and on/off of modelling lamp. Quickly, the EL-Skyport became a formidable tool that inspired many companies.
Today, the EL-Skyport is a trademark for reliability and is used by many photographers in the World.
Elinchrom sees the need for photographers for a common standard.
With everyone creating their own specific wireless solution, barriers have prevented cross-branding for photographers who own different lighting brands.
By opening the EL-Skyport to third parties, Elinchrom wishes to come closer to establishing a new standard for communication in the lighting industry.
For photographers, Skyport® makes it simple, as photographers trigger seamlessly and control most unit settings from their transmitters.
Recently, Elinchrom also added the Hi-Sync functionality that extended creativity up to a 1/8000s and future popular functionalities will soon be incorporated.
For videographers, Skyport® is an asset. Lights can be remotely turned on and off and controlled in groups from a distance of up to 200 meters (656’).
The first companies to integrate the Skyport® Protocol in their products were Gossen with their flash meter Digisky and Sekonic with the L-478DR-EL and the newly introduced L-858D light meters.
Others will follow.
Learn more about these companies.
*Skyport® is a registered trademark of Elinchrom LTD